Personalities

Student organizations hire new leaders for upcoming school year

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:39 pm.

The array of events that student groups put together each term varies from culture nights to the simple act of hosting general meetings. Each event has the goal of solidifying and advertising their presence on campus. Behind each active student group is a strong leadership team that works together to pull the group forward. Though all students […]


Eugene baker Sharon Cohen makes strides in hemp food market

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 2:02 pm.

With hemp burgers were sizzling on the stovetop, local hemp cook, licensed marijuana grower and patient Sharon Cohen takes command of the kitchen at Sprout Regional Food Hub in Springfield, Ore. Cohen, 58, cooks her own original recipes with hemp seed. She began cooking with it 20 years ago because she was attracted to its high nutritional […]


Eugene’s Elvy Musikka is one of only four recipients of federal medical marijuna for glaucoma

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 5:41 pm.

The first thing you notice about Elvy Musikka are her eyes. Behind a pair of leopard-print glasses, they are as thin as crescent moons. They’re dark and slanted, like she’s permanently squinting, which is a result of her glaucoma, borne from congenital cataracts. One afternoon, she sits on her couch and draws a long breath […]


Eugene’s newest medical marijuana dispensary, Oregon Medigreen, brings relief to patients

By on Thursday, Apr. 17 at 2:06 pm.

Close to 6 p.m., James Wymore looks out the window to see if people are struggling to find the location of his small new shop. Oregon Medigreen is Eugene’s newest medical marijuana dispensary, and is hidden in the corner of Townhouse Plaza on Lawrence Street. Wymore often fields the phone calls of those trying to find […]


Engaged couple Liz Fetherston and Kehl Van Winkle dominate National Debate competition

By on Friday, Apr. 11 at 1:36 pm.

Ordinarily, most couples would tend to avoid arguing with each other — but not University of Oregon debate partners, Liz Fetherston and Kehl Van Winkle. Debate is what brought them together. The pair placed 6th out of 55 teams at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence competition at Northern Arizona University last month. Additionally, Fetherston […]


Kultura Pilipinas teaches members to give back, embrace culture

By on Sunday, Apr. 6 at 7:04 pm.

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last fall, the University of Oregon’s Kultura Pilipinas responded quickly by collecting funds to help the victims. The student group was able to partner with Lane County’s Philippine Association and host a spaghetti feed. They arranged a collection of basic necessities like clothing, socks, shoes, hygiene products, emergency kits […]


Sabeen Waqar is changing the face of Muslim students at the UO

By on Wednesday, Apr. 2 at 9:44 pm.

Some people are surprised to learn that Sabeen Waqar is a devout Muslim. Unlike many Muslim women, the University of Oregon sophomore does not cover her head. “A lot of Muslims here assume that I’m not super practicing because I don’t wear (a head covering),” Waqar said. “When they get to know me, their assumptions […]


Saudi Student Association thrives under new leadership

By on Monday, Mar. 31 at 8:56 pm.

With nearly 800 faces and smiles and providing an environment where it’s free to be who you want to be, the Saudi Student Association works its best to serve the community. Last year, SSA wasn’t very active. But under a new president and leadership, SSA has managed to accomplish community gatherings from planning and coordinating two holy events to small events like Coffee […]


Student associations build connections through collaborations

By on Friday, Mar. 28 at 12:32 am.

For student associations at the University of Oregon,  it’s important to maintain relationships with other student groups. The bond they create with each other is a simple friendship and when a group is in need of help they know they can count on other groups. Whether it’s getting to know each other or co-sponsoring an event, […]


APASU provides a mainland home for senior Roseanna Ling

By on Thursday, Mar. 20 at 10:25 am.

Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. senior education major Roseanna Ling makes her way towards to the Mills International Center to discuss the weekly agenda. Ling arrives and sees familiar faces and commences the meeting. Ling is a senior and co-director for the Asian Pacific American Student Union at the University of Oregon. Her involvement in APASU […]


University Film Organization prepares Felicia Maunu for movie business

By on Friday, Mar. 7 at 11:58 am.

Concentration rung heavy in the room. All eyes were locked onto their computer screens. It was a Tuesday night in the Cinema Studies Lab on the second floor of Knight Library as members of the University Film Organization practiced editing for their weekly workshop. Over in the far left corner of the room, a few other members set up […]


Charlie Weaver selected as new president and publisher of Emerald Media Group

By on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10:22 pm.

Charlie Weaver, the digital and creative director at the Iowa State Daily student newspaper, was officially announced as the future president, publisher and CEO of Emerald Media Group following an Emerald Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Weaver was one of two candidates selected as finalists in the Emerald’s search to replace current […]


APASU strives to promote change through collaboration

By on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 5:41 pm.

For many student unions, building interconnections with one another is a key component in sustaining campus relationships. For the Asian Pacific American Student Union, this plays out in terms of both participation with other Asian-oriented student groups and engagement within the general union community — anything to further an atmosphere that upholds their mission to support and […]


UO Snow’s Rick Lindfors still active in sports despite a battle against von Willebrand Disease

By on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6:16 pm.

Even though Rick Lindfors has lived with Type 3 von Willebrand disease his entire life, he has always had a passion for sports. In fact, the disease pushes Lindfors to excel at doing what he loves. Von Willebrand disease is a genetically inherited bleeding disorder that inhibits blood clotting, resulting in longer, more severe bleeding […]


Fashion Comeback: The one and only Jumpsuit

By on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2:17 pm.

Remember the ’80s when jumpsuits were all the rage? The brightly colored, full-body suits that resembled a maxi dress with the exception that you were actually wearing pants. Since the ’80s, jumpsuits have transformed to fit the modern-day style, with color-blocks and patterned print. These jumpsuits have merged their way back into what’s considered “fashionable,” […]